football we know today. eventually, however, it all clicked. and on november 1, 1913, football moved irreversibly into the modern era. army, the u.s. military academy, west point, had one of the best teams in the country. they were considered real national championship contenders that year. on a saturday afternoon they were scheduled to play a game against a little-known catholic school from the midwest. army wants big score, red headline in "the new york times" that morning. it was going to be a blowout. just like when michigan played appalachian state a few years ago. [laughter] welcome you can probably guess the rest of the story. a little-known catholic school from the midwest, notre dame, nude rodney and his teammates launched football's first true there were, think again and again for touchdowns.